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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Trust me , I feel alot better than I did 6 months ago..I weighed 20 pounds less than I do now, wanted to sleep all the time, no energy, and red blood cell count was way down, felt like I was freezing all the time..None of those problems now since going gluten free.
  2. Ok, thanks for the advice..another question, if I avoid gluten but every now and then have an orange (one of the foods I showed an allergic reaction to) will that cause the same problems as gluten ? or is that something entirely different and won't cause any serious medical problems the same way gluten would? Thanks
  3. Ok it was just confusing when I showed no reaction to wheat..also should I get the blood test to confirm??
  4. Hello, I will try to be as brief as possible and please excuse me if I go on for to long. I am confused about my diagnosis. For approximately a year now I have had a bloated feeling and a discomfort under my lower right rib cage and it sometimes radiates to my lower right back, no real pain but a constant discomfort. In January I had a upper gastrointestinal endoscopy including the esophagus and stomach and also had a colonoscopy done the same day. When I recieved my results it said I had mild blunting to the villi and the diagnosis is consistant with Celiac Disease (however said I should seek other testing, I thought the colonoscopy tissue test was the best test to diagnose Celiac Disease, the allergist I went to today begs to differ), the doctor that performed the test told me to avoid wheat...Ok, so I have avoided wheat for the past 6 months and I still get the same symptoms. I have never had any stomach pain even when I ate pizza or had a beer but have always had the bloating and mild pain under the rib cage. So today I go see an allergist and he performs a food skin test (many, many small needles in the back area). When he read me the test results he tells me the scale is from 0 to 4 , with 0 being no allergic reaction and 4 being extremely allergic. The result for wheat was 0 so this is where I am confused ?? I had several that were a 2 one of them was Soy and a couple 4's with one of them being orange's. I drink orange juice at least 3 times a week and I am sure I eat food containing Soy..The results for dairy and eggs was also zero and I have read that most Celiacs suffer a dairy allergy also. So he tells me that I need to have a blood test done for Celiac Disease, so I will get that done next week.. So my question is can I still have Celiac Disease and not be allergic to Wheat?? This doesn't make since to me?? He is thinking that because I drink orange juice all the time and eat Soy that this may have caused the symptoms of Celiac Disease..Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!!!